The Canadian government plans to introduce legislation that would effectively create a federal job bank that would be used as a tool to offer Canadian companies and employers the ability to cherry pick the right foreign job applicant with their job vacancy. This was announced by Citizenship minister Jason Kenney during the budget meeting. This...Posted on August, 2012 by prabodhpathak
On 28 March 2012, Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, announced major changes to the ways in which foreign skilled workers will have their education credentials assessed before arriving to Canada. The plan for getting the education credentials assessed is the latest attempt by the government to...Posted on August, 2012 by williamhowie
Recent announcements have revealed that Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Quebec’s ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) have reached an agreement designed to further streamline applications under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Under the new arrangement, a “List of Occupations For...
Cost-benefit analysis of expanding the exemption list of positions not requiring a renewed Labour Market Opinion (LMO)Posted on August, 2012 by williamhowie
The Canadian government seems to want to reduce costs, waiting lists and processing times for immigrants and temporary workers to this country. A step in the right direction would be to expand the exemption list of positions not requiring a renewed LMO. Currently, a new LMO is required every 12 months when a temporary worker seeks to return to...Posted on July, 2012 by tereenandriuk
For the past 4 years I have worked with Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) at an Immigrant Settlement Agency in Edmonton serving a Canada’s most vulnerable and exploited workers in Canada. Immigration decisions in Canada are influenced by global trends and the global economy and the TFW Program is no exception. Unfortunately, Canada did not...Posted on July, 2012 by tereenandriuk
I grew up believing that in Canada that I could be proud because it was a country that had opportunities, respect and, was for the most part, fair in how it treated people. We could be especially proud in Canada because we had employment standards that took into consideration protection of human rights. We could be assured some sense of equality...Posted on July, 2012 by renugoel
Jason Kenney recently called upon the employers to actively seek out and recruit the skilled worker immigrants they need and thus help build the nation. At present also, there are many federal immigration programs and provincial immigration programs, which are claimed to be put together for the benefit of employers. A complicated application...Posted on July, 2012 by renugoel
The Canadian Immigration offers a good program for live-in-caregivers where the applicants can apply for Canadian permanent residence after working for a certain period of time for their employers in Canada. By hiring a live-in-caregiver, the employer can contribute towards the country’s economy without the stress of caring for their children....Posted on July, 2012 by greglopez
The live-in caregiver program has played a big role in my life. My wife sponsored me and my 7 year old son back in 1995 through the program. It was the biggest source of newcomers to Canada back in the days when the Temporary Foreign Program was not in place yet. This is the reason why you would seldom see a middle age or young Filipino men in...Posted on July, 2012 by greglopez
It always boils down to poverty and nothing else. I remember one college professor in my sociology course back in the late 80s in one of the universities in the Philippines saying that Filipinos will always be exploited to their bones for the simple reason that they are poor. They can easily be bought, she blatantly said in one of her afternoon...